Hi, I'm Crissy!

KC deserves passionate, dedicated leadership. That's why I'm running to represent Kansas City's 4th District in City Council. On the campaign trail and as your Councilwoman, the opinions of the community are my top priority. You will feel supported and respected as every citizen should, from the West Bottoms to Briarcliff to the Historic North East.

What can you expect?

My Principles

Authenticity

I am passionate and dedicated to do good in our city, for no other reason than the betterment of the people living here. I founded a nonprofit for the same reason; to serve my community and show up for you authentically every day.

Empathy

I believe in leading with empathy. Inequities like illegal dumping, access to public transit, and the affordable housing shortage impact people across our city. We can solve these issues if we use the power of local government for the benefit of all. Let’s take “Kansas City nice” to the next level.

Trust

Leadership requires trust. To reach our highest potential, our approach to growth and prosperity must include people-centered, logical, and equitable solutions. As a public servant, I consistently seek dialogue with community members to support public policies that work for everyone.

“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.”
— Angela Davis

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Arts & Culture

I will improve the City’s support of local arts and culture by highlighting the rich history and diversity of our community as a whole. The culture found in our diverse neighborhoods is our greatest asset. We should celebrate what makes us truly unique with spotlights beyond our traditional focus. I will emphasize an equitable public art focus and drive investment into communities that need and deserve it.

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Affordable Housing

An inclusive city should support people of all income levels in all neighborhoods. I will address the housing crisis in Kansas City by setting higher standards for incentive negotiations, pushing for sustained growth of affordable units, and deliberately avoiding the displacement of current residents. I will also work with people without permanent housing alongside leaders from local, state, and federal institutions to create solutions for low income and unhoused residents.

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City Support and Services

City services are essential and should take place in a helpful and productive ecosystem. Our city needs a shift in the relationship between elected officials, City departments, and the community- with residents at the center. This includes better support for BizCare and our small business community, improving systems and software within City Hall, more adequate staffing, and better engagement and support for neighborhoods.

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The Community Voice

Everyone in our City should be able to communicate with their local government and give them feedback. I will implement surveys to seek public feedback on important decisions so we know where the community stands on key issues. City Hall should be our resident’s biggest ally, working together toward success through public engagement and building relationships based in trust.

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Relationships

Public service is about people! Relationships are the reason I know I’ll serve the 4th district like it deserves. I will prioritize all neighborhoods and all stakeholders in my decision making, not just the ones I know. Anyone from my district will be able to contact me and receive a prompt and honest response.

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Collaboration

Collaboration is essential for seizing the big opportunities ahead. We have civic, private, and philanthropic partners across the region who can help our city thrive and build connections. We must do better by our citizens and use this cross-section of available resources to build coalitions and make more rapid improvements. By coordinating a strategic regional effort, we can more quickly solve shared issues with pooled resources.

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International Community Support

Kansas City is home to an ever-growing diverse landscape of international communities. We should strive to be a welcoming and supportive city by working with the international community to remove unnecessary burdens for our neighbors, embracing all that they bring to our city. All people should feel celebrated and represented by their local government, especially those facing cultural, educational, and language barriers.

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Transportation

Mobility is freedom. Access to public transportation is an issue of equity and must expand to meet the needs of our residents. Car ownership should not be a requirement for access to food, healthcare, education, employment, and other opportunities. Investing in regional transportation infrastructure will empower our city and grow our workforce. I will work with residents and our neighboring county and city leaders to cultivate sustainable, reliable, and equitable transportation in Kansas City.

Arts & Culture
Affordable Housing
City Support and Services
The Community Voice
Relationships
Collaboration
International Community Support
Transportation

Let's Connect!

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For mail,

Crissy for KC

P.O. Box 411811
Kansas City, MO 64141

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crissy@dastrupforkc.com

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